CMS Abortion Form

Effective Date


Last Reviewed


Original Document


CIM 35-99

Abortions are not covered Medicare procedures except:

  1. If the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or
  2. In the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed.
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